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Wednesday's news: The Predators lines, they are a-changing

Tonight's Predators/Stars game in Dallas should be interesting on a number of levels. How will the team, as a whole, respond to Monday's 6-1 loss to the Oilers? How will Colin Wilson look in his second game? What will the lines look like? The mind boggles...

Remember to start your pre-game festivities with HockeyBuzz Radio this evening from 6:00-7:00, where I'll be the guest co-host alongside Paul McCann. The show will feature guests including longtime NHL enforcer Rob Ray, a preview of the Preds' upcoming games against Chicago and Washington with experts Al Cimaglia and Steve Kolbe, as well as a hockey history lesson from Pete Weber. You can catch it on 560-AM in Nashville, or online at

Until then, get your daily dose of morning hockey news after the jump...

Predators News

Shuffling begins for Preds - Nashville Predators
Bryan Mullen got a look at the Preds' lines in practice yesterday, and they've definitely got a new look.

We found some good in a bad loss - Dan Hamhuis blog
The Preds defenseman writes about putting the 6-1 Edmonton loss behind them, and preparing to meet Dallas tonight.

With only one line scoring, Trotz puts rookie in the mix - Nashville City Paper
David Boclair looks at how in just one game, Colin Wilson has gone from tender rookie, to key component of the Preds' offensive attack.

Ryan Ellis ready for NHL, says Predators' coach - Windsor Star
Barry Trotz isn't shy about hyping Ryan Ellis' NHL potential.

Around the NHL

The NHL in the Social Media World: Jennifer Leggio - Hockey From the Cheap Seats
The social media series continues with the well-known ZD Net writer and San Jose Sharks fan.

Rangers Analysis: What Makes the Start to the 09/10 Rangers Season Different from 08/09 - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now, but with John Tortorella at the helm and Marian Gaborik up front, things are different from last season.

Game No. 5 - Puck-rakers
Look out, the Blue Jackets are off to a fast start after topping the Calgary Flames 2-1 last night.

Canucks lose Salo for 4-6 weeks -
If it's hockey season, that means Sami Salo is on injured reserve.

Meet Anaheim Calling -- a Q&A with Arthur and Daniel - Anaheim Calling
Earl Sleek conducts an interview with Arthur and Daniel, the brains behind SB Nation's new Anaheim Ducks blog.

Another Modest Proposal for the N.H.L.’s Bizarre Point System - Slap Shot Blog
Jeff Z. Klein is right to hate the NHL's OT/SO "loser point", but he waaaaay overthinks things with a proposed solution.

Oh man!! Just got a pic with the STANLEY CUP!!!! - Twitpic
iJustine, one of the most "follows" on Twitter, gets a moment with the greatest trophy in professional sports.

Why the Ron Wilson Watch shouldn't be on, even if it is - Puck Daddy
One of Nashville's great hockey villains is in hot water up in Toronto.